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Dorset is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast. The county town is Dorchester, situated in the south of the county. Between its extreme points Dorset measures 50 miles from east to west and 40 miles north to south. Dorset borders Devon to the west, Somerset to the north-west, Wiltshire to the north-east, and Hampshire to the east.

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Popular Destinations: Blandford ForumBournemouthCharminsterChristchurchDorchesterEastonFerndownPooleSaint LeonardsShaftesburySherborneSwanageWarehamWeymouthWimborne MinsterWinkton
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• Bournemouth

Bournemouth Hotels, Dorset, England

Bournemouth is one of England's most popular seaside resorts owing largely to the miles of beautiful sandy beaches. The seaside is lined with hotels and villas, and the center of town offers a wealth of bars, nightclubs, arcades and shops. Summer shows at the Winter Gardens Theatre …

• Weymouth

Weymouth Hotels, Dorset, England

Weymouth is a town in Dorset, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. The town is eight miles south of Dorchester, and five miles north of the Isle of Portland. Weymouth and Portland have a history stretching back to the 12th century …

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» Blandford Forum

Blandford Forum Hotels, Dorset, England

Blandford Forum, commonly Blandford, is a small historic market town on the River Stour in Dorset noted for its Georgian architecture. Nearby are the small village of Blandford St Mary and Blandford Camp military base. A Georgian Fayre is held in the first week of May every other year …

» Charminster

Charminster Hotels, Dorset, England

Charminster is a village in west Dorset, England, situated on the River Cerne and A352 road one mile north of Dorchester. The village has a small church of St. Mary. These two things give the village its name, Cerneminster (recorded in 1223), which eventually evolved into Charminster …

» Christchurch

Christchurch Hotels, Dorset, England

Christchurch is a borough and town in Dorset on the English Channel coast, adjoining Bournemouth in the west, with the New Forest to the east. The Avon and the Stour both enter the sea in Christchurch Harbour. This market town is a popular tourist destination …

» Dorchester

Dorchester Hotels, Dorset, England

Dorchester is a market town in Dorset, on the River Frome at the junction of the A35 and A37, 20 miles west of Poole and eight miles north of Weymouth. Dorchester has been the county town of Dorset since 1305. A market is held on Wednesdays and Sundays …

» Easton

Easton Hotels, Dorset, England

Easton is the second largest of eight villages on the Isle of Portland in Dorset. The village is situated on the top of the island or Tophill, in the English Channel, and was where the Easton Massacre took place. The village has a small square with many shops …

» Ferndown

Ferndown Hotels, Dorset, England

Ferndown is a town situated immediately to the north of Poole and Bournemouth. The nearby port of Poole provides year-round services to Cherbourg in France and Santander in Spain. Condor Ferries catamarans run seasonal services to Guernsey, Jersey and St. Malo, Brittany …

» Poole

Poole Hotels, Dorset, England

Poole is a coastal town, port and tourist destination in the traditional county of Dorset. The town is famed for its large natural harbour, situtated on the shores of the English Channel. Poole is part of a conurbation with Bournemouth, a slightly larger neighbouring coastal town …

» Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury Hotels, Dorset, England

Shaftesbury is a town in Dorset, situated on the A30 road near the Wiltshire border 20 miles west of Salisbury. The town is built 718 feet above sea level on the side of a chalk and greensand hill, which is part of Cranborne Chase, the only significant hilltop settlement in Dorset …

» Sherborne

Sherborne Hotels, Dorset, England

Sherborne is an affluent market town in north west Dorset, situated on the River Yeo and A30 road, on the edge of the Blackmore Vale six miles east of Yeovil. The town is famous for its history, including its abbey, castles, manor house and private schools …

» Swanage

Swanage Hotels, Dorset, England

Swanage is a small coastal town in the south east of Dorset, England. It is situated at the eastern end of the Isle of Purbeck, approximately 10 km south of Poole and 40 km east of Dorchester. The town, originally a small port and fishing village flourished in the Victorian era …

» Wareham

Wareham Hotels, Dorset, England

Wareham is an historic market town and, under the name Wareham Town, a civil parish, in the English county of Dorset. The town is situated on the River Frome eight miles southwest of Poole. The town's strategic setting has made it an important settlement throughout its long history …

» Wimborne Minster

Wimborne Minster Hotels, Dorset, England

Wimborne Minster (often referred to locally as Wimborne) is a market town in Dorset, and the name of the Church of England church in that town. The central town is situated at the confluence of the River Stour and River Allen …

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